Amish

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An Amish Easter Wish

I’ve always enjoyed Jo Ann Brown’s Love Inspired titles for their smooth writing, light touch, and realistic settings and complications. An Amish Easter Wish has all that. It’s the second book in the Green Mountain Blessings series, which follows the lives and loves of people connected with th ...

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Home All Along

Based on the cover copy of Home All Along, I was looking forward to an emotional read about two people separated by culture and religion, and the obstacles they overcome to find their happily-ever-after. Sadly though, I was disappointed in the novel’s execution; the author assumes familiarity with ...

B
His Guilt

His Guilt is the second book in the author’s Amish of Hart County series and, having enjoyed the first book, Her Secret, I looked forward to discovering in which direction Ms. Gray would take the series. We revisit Hart County, Kentucky, but move to Horse Cave, a town near Munfordville with a new ...

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Gladden the Heart

Gladden the Heart is the fifth novel in Olivia Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series. This loosely connected set of books examines key moments in the history of the American Amish church from the 1895 split over the teaching of Sunday school (Meek and Mild) to the issues surrounding the great depre ...

B
Her Secret

I’ve not read anything by Shelley Shepard Gray before, but Her Secret, the first novel in her new series, illustrates why she’s a popular Christian writer. Her style is smooth and readable, her characters are easy to know, and her stories center on realistic daily life. This is an engaging Amish ...

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An Amish Family Christmas

Christmas is a time for miracles, family, and happiness. This fourth book of The Charmed Amish Life series tells the story of bad boy Levi Kinsinger, who’s returned home in time to celebrate Christmas with his family - and the season has a miracle in store for him. When Levi’s father suffered ...

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A Sister's Wish

A Sister’s Wish is the first Amish romance I have read, and I was captivated by it. Set in Charm, Ohio, it’s a small town story of family, tight-knit relationships, and a lot of heart. Amelia is the youngest of four and is the lynchpin in the lives of her siblings. She does the cooking, clean ...

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Amish Sweethearts

I don’t believe in “the one” - as in your one and only true love and soulmate. Sure, I’ll buy the fated mates argument in a paranormal or science fiction story but in a contemporary novel I find it is often used to explain angst of the annoying variety. Most times the hero or heroine will pi ...

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Brightest and Best

I’m a big proponent of education options. My son attended a charter school from second grade through graduation and I was thrilled he had that opportunity. This novel talks about the Amish and their view towards education, which tends to be very different than the views held in the Englisch world. ...

B
After the Storm

A little bit over one percent of the crime in Pennsylvania is committed by the Amish. Most of that crime consists of drunken driving violations done by young people during the time they call Rumspringa, a period where they are allowed to experiment with the English world while trying to decide if th ...